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in november than they did last year. the total u.s. retail sales increased 4 1/2% for the same period. >> apple has begun the early stages of a television set testing. that's the word from wall street journal this morning. kaukauna's collaborating with giant tax to test designs for a large screen high-resolution tv. apple has been testing television several times for a number of years. the testing comes after apple ceo them put hinted in an interview last month of the new tv product offering may be on the horizon. we will see what comes out of that. net flicks says they've learned which in that service provider is the fastest. they did this by tracking subscriber download speeds. net flicks ranked google fiber as a speedy as internet connection and the u.s. with average down mosby's of 2.5 mb per second. the bad as it is will fiber is only available in just one place right now kansas city, attack kansas. the rest of us net flicks as horizon files ranks no. 2 at nearly 2.2 mb per second. tomcats comes at a close third. >> 611 as the time and we will be back in a couple of minutes as we
to supply to our hospitals in need. >> in fact, every two seconds, someone in the u.s. needs donated blood, but, according to the american red cross, many people who can donate, don't. >> 38% of the population in the united states is eligible to donate. out of that 38%, we look at about only 8% of those people actually coming out to do it. >> fortunately for brian, he was able to get the blood he needed. it helped save his life. >> from intensive-care unit, i was transferred to a local rehab center in baltimore, maryland, and from there i pretty much learned how to be independent again. >> now fully recovered, brian is a man with a mission. >> i joined the american red cross in 2007 because i thought it was very important for me as a former intensive-care patient, massive blood recipient, to go out and say, "thank you," and just show the appreciation and just do what i could to pay that appreciation and gratitude forward. >> he's rolled up his sleeves, literally. >> i have donated three times, so i don't just talk the talk. i have to walk the walk, so i donate myself, as well. >> to donate
. the projects will support prevention and protection capabilities. >> a u.s. attorney says this document plaza residents should be concerned about their privacy rights. >> we are essentially concerned that drones have the capacity to be abused tremendously. >> to get more on that story as the controversy continues to brew. >> let us turn our attention to weather. we have wet weather on the horizon. let us see if it is expected to fall today. >> good morning james we will see live rain especially the north bay. the chances hold off as we wake up tomorrow morning. you are looking live outside relatively clear conditions. we have no issues with visibility as a ticket to our james lick freeway camera. in san francisco we are seeing the clouds start to increase. a cold start to the morning with in most locations in the '40's. into the afternoon mainly north bay showers. we have a slight chance around the san francisco bay. as we head to the evening hours. the rain chance to start to pick up and grow more intense overnight. here is a look at the temperatures we have forties' and '50s 49 out the door
as it comes in. >> i ran state tv says that the country's revolutionary guard has captured a u.s. droned after it entered iranian airspace over persian off. i ran is saying that the drone was captured but gave no further details on the location or when the incident occurred. a u.s. navy spokesperson says that none of their drones are missing in the middle east so we know it is not from the u.s. navy. i ran claimed all so that it brought down a cia spy drunk. >> a woman in a wheelchair is recovering after she was ran over by a muni train at the and sintersection of church and market street. police are still investigating whether she had leaned forward toward the train, or if she felt off her wheelchair. witnesses say, that the woman was dragged and trapped under the train. if she was rushed to san francisco general hospital suffering life threatening injuries. >> a federal judge is temporarily prohibiting our state from enforcing a first of its kind law that bars licensed therapist from working to change the sexual orientation of a miners'. a u.s. district judge ruled last like the first amendm
. the treasury saying the u.s. is likely to hit its 16 part 4 trillion dollar debt limit by the end the year. the treasury could use of credit measures that would stave off any u.s. debt default until mid february. a lot to deal with for congress. they have to get a deal done. they really only have the next week and half before they go on recess. as far as where the talks are right now? they are nowhere. >> we will be back in a couple of minutes. watching wall street the dow finished with a modest gain of 15 points. dow futures are up 35 ahead of the opening bell. we're getting optimism about the federal reserve. whether will do something to stimulate the economy they weren't have a two day policy meeting. a lot of controversy when the u.s. company bailed out aig. they sell the remaining sales for over 7 billion. the u.s. government at one time on a 92% stake in aig. many thought the u.s. government would lose a lot of money on this deal. the u.s. government makes 22.7 billion and aig is now out of government hands. rumors percolating bad investors are buying up shares of hewlett-packard. th
, there's another title that many consider a "crowning" achievement. >> being miss teen u.s.a. is an unbelievable dream. >> danielle doty is living the dream -- a dream she's been aiming toward most of her life. >> i had been competing in pageants since i was 7 years old, and i thought, "you know, i'm at the right age." so i was like, "why not give it a try?" >> texas! [ cheers and applause ] >> the texas teen won the crown, and now she gets to wear the gown. >> colorful? >> colorful. >> [ laughs ] >> actually, quite a few of them. hers is now a lifestyle jam-packed with red-carpet openings, glitter, and glamour. >> i love this. >> love that. out of these three pieces, i'd say the zipper dress is really amazing, and this is, i mean, just fabulous. >> it looks like fun, but it's also a full-time job. danielle has a calendar filled with good causes...like this one -- project sunshine. it brings a bit of happiness to children with serious illnesses. >> when she comes into the hospital, she just has a light about her and makes the kids smile and makes them feel like a normal kid
>> a deadly crash in rural plus. disturbing details about a middle school teacher and the u.s. supreme court agrees to take up the issue of same-sex marriages. (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >>pam: two people are dead in a head=on collision in eastern contra costa county. the horrific high speed accident near byron seen here in this sky7hd video from abc7news he took his own life after being arrested in a child molesting case. now we are learning more about the serious allegations against a middle bay. >> and backers and opponents of same sex marriages welcoming today's announcement that the u=s supreme court to rule on california's >> this is a case about fundamental fairness. >>pam: tonight at eight. the c-h-p is investigating a deadly crash in a rural part of the east county. two people. including a child. are dead. kron-4's j-r stone is here with the latest details. j.r.? >> this is a tragic this is a video from the bc 7 high- definition the news. this maker of mass, the blue sedan crossed over the center line. and the collisio
the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. better than expected news, the u.s. economy grew at 3.1% annualized rate of october through september. gm is buying back their stock from the government. motorola $2.3 million was gained. this is seven months after google bought motorola for 12 and a half billion dollars. it is due wills' biggest acquisition and the 14 year history. the intercontinental exchange it i >> big fails for toyota's camry. this is according to the institute of highway safety. the camry one of america's most popular cars and failed its crash test by the institute. the front wheel and the bending the passenger compartment foot well in word. the steering was pledged so far off the air bags did not deploy. the three as at be a hybrid wet and did not perform any better it also earned a poor rating. honda's accord sedan and suzuki his ice sheet received the institute's top rating of good. the motors is recalling nearly 119,000 pickup trucks in the u.s. because the heads can fly open. the recall affects the 2012 third want the entire 2010 through 2012 chevy colorado and gmc canny a
before. safeway. ingredients for life. >>> a san jose man was released from u.s. immigration and customs enforcement detention today. he was brought to the united states when he was four years old was doiped a request to join -- denied a request to join the u.s. marines because of his immigration status. he was deported to mexico, came back, and during reactions that included a rally, and a petition drive, he was set free. >> i just want to thank everybody that made it possible for me to get released. all the people that signed the petition, the people that attended the vigil. and everybody that made it possible for me to get released, i just want to thank everybody for that. this is not just for me but for other people that might be in my situation as well. >> he says he hopes his story inspires senator feinstein and other officials to enact legislative changes for others in the same situation. >>> richmond city officials have clayed repair work on -- delayed repair work on the richmond refinery damaged earlier this year. city residents were given a chance to weigh in on the repair proc
of the u-s house are set to return to washington on sunday -- just one day before the deadline to pass budget deal. if congress does not reach a fiscal deal before monday's deadline, automatic tax increases and steep spending cuts will take effect. an in depth look at where everything stands right now -- and we'll be talking live with our political analyst -- tonight at 5:30 >> breaking news. retired general norman schwarzkopf has died in tampa, florida. known as 'stormin norman' because of his explosive temper, he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 19-91. he lived in retirement in tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in- chief of u-s central command. that is the headquarters responsible for u.s. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries. he was 78. no one was hurt. storm on the way. >> borrowers, that took out a loan. could possibly have found some issues. dan kerman turks of the story from there. >> reporter: many feeble and up in a storefront office, with a quick loan, like
noticed foreman norman r. taught to tampa after serving as commander-in-chief of u.s. central command. he was 78 years old. >> secretaries day hillary clinton is heading back to work next week. clinton's been working from home while recovering from a concussion she suffered after fainting while fighting a stomach virus. >> her return to the state farm is likely to be good news for capitol hill. clinton will testify next move for the congressional committee of the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> genetics and 20 the investigation is the sandy hook elementary school shooting massacre. >> the state medical examiner would do a complete analysis of government-that the gunman as dna. they're not looking for anything specific in the analysis and it is on likely they will find genetic clue into lanes as motive behind the shooting. >> genetics said they're genetic component to mental illness but there are many genes involved, not just a single gene or mutation. results of the dna analysis are not expected for several weeks. >> here is a live look outside at this and tell bridge
to a measure banning the adoption of russian children by americans. it is a harsh retaliatory moves against u.s. human-rights legislation. the lower house of parliament, the state duma today approved the second reading of bill responded to the u.s. legislation. to become law the measure would have to pass at third reading in the duma been cleared the upper house before going to president vladimir in houston for his signature. close to 1000 russian children are adopted by u.s. families last year. >> time magazine has unveiled the 2012 choice for its iconic person of the year cover. president obama is this year's choice beating out figures including yahoo ceo morris the mayor, apple ceo tim coke, egyptian president mohammed morsi and bill and hillary clinton. president obama also receive the honor and 2008 when he was president elect. as it has for the past 85 years time magazine up selected the person or persons its editors dean had the single braids impact during the past year. and is 612 a m in the live look from our roof and van ness ave. it is not the goal the spot by a longshot. 41 degrees
in. they only have four days to reach an agreement or the u.s. economy will go over the so- called fiscal cliff. that's when automatic tax increases and spending cuts would take effect. reaching a deal before then what be easy. right now both sides are involved in a high-stakes political blame game. >> we in washington are working while the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told the president i would be happy to look at whatever he proposes but the truth is we're coming against a hard deadline here. i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at a hospital in houston with a stubborn fever. the family is, that he will be out of the i see you sound. the chief of staff said supporters a note yesterday including " he would ask me to tell you please put the sharks back in the closet " the 88 year- old has been in a hospital for more than a month after first coming down with bronchitis. >
. >> on more than 300 flights had been canceled in and out of the u.s. this morning. we were crossing our fingers here in the bay area so far we have no delays here. to get you more news faster we will turn to mike pelton who is live at s f o. >> a lot of people are trying to get out early to beat the rush. but they are not having any luck. it is a lot of congestion here at as a foe. and lot of travelers are coming here and this is officially signaling the end of their holiday. thousands of passengers are headed home as they spent christmas with their family and friends. everyone that i spoke with stated that it was a perfect day. >> i went to the movies and i had drinks and i played darts with my friends. >> it's back to the daily grind. >> good nose for travelers. right now there are no delays coming in or going out as at all. this can change as whether rosa in here in san francisco and across the country. we will continue to monitor the other delays. >> a san francisco woman will be arraigned today on charges of the hit killer manslaughter that killed one pedestrian and ended at two ot
, those are the doctor's orders, see you next time! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] bad u.s. holiday retail sales this year are the weakest since 2000 a. >> and the report on holiday sales increased by just 7%. >> analysts had expected sales to grow 3 to 4%. >> much of the shortfall can be blamed on super storm sandy, which also declined after striking the east coast in late october. >> but let us not forget the reason for the obamas returning from a wire early this is a cliff. >> consumes enervate the lawmakers will be unable to reach a deal before the the digital age is making aging a whole lot easier. >> from talking pill dispenser to tracking devices tucked inside tennis shoes to digital medical scanners that can transmit bottle size to the doctors, today's gadget held senior stay in their homes and can give relief to loved ones and care givers. >> many products to be found in self-help medical goods shops, but they are also offered on line. >> advocates say it is best to consult with health care providers for suggestions on what to use. >> facebook has poked its way into the top
ocean around 5:18 p.m. local time. that is around midnight here in san francisco. the u. s g s says the are quick stroke about 200 mi. off the coast of japan. the epicenter was about 6 mi. beneath the seabed. buildings in tokyo's way for several minutes. there were reports of at least two people injured. >> pish japan's real logical at sea has with it is not rewarded for the country's northeastern coast. according to the sun on the information center. a destructive pacific wise and non is not expected. the quick off the coast of north is in japan is the same region but was hit by the masses are quick as a nominee in march to about 11. >> for the after known mostly sunny conditions slightly warmer highs in yesterday's. partly cloudy and cool into the evening hours. taking a look at current visibility down about 1/2 mile in santa rosa. over the course of a mile in napa. >> taking a look at fog trucker 4 we are seeing the fog now. it will clear quickly by 8:00 a.m. still sticking around in santa rosa and the bay shore. will clear soon after that by noontime we will have plenty of sunsh
: same-sex marriage. we have breaking news for you on the national. the justices of the u.s. supreme court will rule on the california proposition 8. the voter approval initiative the funding marriage between a man and woman a. sides of the debate. because the high court has same sex marriage remains on hold in california, until there is a ruling. >> this is about fundamental coverage. j. r. stone is standing by. >>pam: with reaction from both here to break down what >> because the high court has agreed to hear this case, same sex marriage remains on hold in california, until there is a ruling. the validity of same sex marriage in california has been an issue since 2004. and now we know, we will get the final word by next summer legal briefs will be filed and the case will be argued early next years. possibly in the spring. then the supreme court should issue its ruling very likely by the end of june. and we should also note the supreme court has also agreed to review the federal defense of marriage act. legal experts say agreeing to review both cases is significant. >> it indicate
. -- a rise orrive once the rain comes tomorrow they still have a lot of work to do. >> watching the u.s. supreme court and they could decide today whether they will hear california's proposition 8 case. the court will be releasing its latest of a posting on -630 this morning. california voted prop 8 was unconstitutional. we will see if the justices reviewed the case. they met on friday behind closed doors to see which cases would be heard. if they decide they're not going to get a same-sex marriage case the ruling here in california will stand. same- sex marriages could resume this week. if they decide to hear the case of than same- sex marriages will be on hold until the court makes its decision. this is one of 10 same-sex marriage cases in front of the supreme court right now. most of the others involve the federal law. we will see what the supreme court decides in less than 30 minutes. >> fiscal cliff tops standof the average middle-class family would have to pay about $2,000 a year more in taxes. house speaker john bain of lands the stalemate on the obama administration. he says the
. the judge ruled that the land of war for harborside health center cannot defect the shop despite the u.s. attorney's risk and threaten to seize the property. she has cause to kick them out because they are engaging in illegal activity. but state law allows and not profits to distribute marijuana decline does not hold up. another holding hearings will hold another hearing-will be later this month. the latest plan from the minister will transcend is calling for the transit system to go from stockton, washington and even chinatown. no the officials want to see this extended to north beach. it would append at columbus were the abandoned pagoda theater is. it is expected to cost $1.6 billion before the north beach extension. it would of course go off. that extension into north beach will be discussed at tomorrow's municipal transit meeting. >>jacqueline: we have seen quite a bit of rainfall over the weekend. nearly 7 in.- and the san rafael even more expected with for more- in richmond. some are returning to the north but that is already pressed through. the satellite and reversing that it is
member jobs report this morning it is coming out the last 35 minutes and surprisingly the u.s. added 146,000 jobs last month. not great numbers of the numbers were expected to be half that because of all the layoffs of people on able to work because of super storm sandy. we had 140,000 americansaw a drop in te unemployment rate to 7.7%. this is the lowest since december 2008. > a month after his election present obama has a sizable rating and more than a year. the poll finds the president's rating stands at 57 per cent the highest since may last year when navy seals killed outside a leader osama bin live in. applies more americans that the nation is headed in the right direction. 42 percent say the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely president obama will improve the economy. however americans are divided on what a president he has been. but 37 percent think he's been above or above average or outstanding. 36 percent say below average or four. >> the us supreme court scheduled to meet behind closed doors again today to consider reviewing the legal issues regardi
, for the month of november. it was a bit of a surprise. the u.s. added 146,000 jobs last month. this drops the unemployment rate to 7.7%. if this is the lowest since december 2008. we will see how this news impacts the market is when they open and about 50 minutes, but some positive news on the jobs front. >> a month after his reelection. president obama has his highest approval rating in more than a year. an associated press poll finds that the president's rating stands at 57% to highest since may of last year. when a seals killed al qaeda leader osama bin laden. the poll also finds more americans think the nation isdirection. 42 percent say that the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely mr. obama will improve the economy. >> the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to meet behind closed doors began today to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes the challenge to california's controversial proposition 8. if the court refuses to review the prop. 8 case same-sex marriage would be legal in california and same-sex couples could marry
a month into the u.s. economy by buying u.s. treasuries in mortgage- backed securities. by this time the fed tied their policies to and numbers same they will continue to keep the federal fund rate rate near 0 it until the u.s. unemployment rate falls below 6.5 percent right now it's at 7.7%. we will be right back. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. amonte of this morning google maps will be returning to the iphone. the world's most popular on my map systems has returned with the release of the global maps iphone. the new act comes almo
in stocks. it will be tough to find that holiday cheer in today's news slow. u.s. stock features are flat following the market's slide during monday's thinly traded session which was stored for a holiday. investors remain concerned that congress and the administration will be unable to break the deadlock in talks to resolve the looming fiscal cliff crisis. president obama is ending his out vacation in hawaii today to make a late bid to reach a deal before the year and. the white house that he should be back in washington tomorrow when house and senate members are expected to reconvene. new this morning a car bomb had outside the u.s. base in eastern afghanistan has killed three people and injured six civilians. afghanistan police say the blast killed a security guard and two truck drivers delivering supplies. the tal bang claims responsibility for the attack which happened after a minibus stop at a deep for a security check. the international security assistance for says the base has been secured. if sampras as the woman will be arraigned today on charges of vehicular manslaughter that ki
morning, at which point there will be just over 12-hours until the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. >>> if nothing is done by midnight monday, mandatory tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in, impacting every american. elizabeth corridan is monitoring the situation and brings us the latest. --reporter pkg-as follows -- " as we gather with so much work undone, guide our lawmakers with your wisdom." the senate convened its rare sunday session with a prayer for progress. the house returned from its holiday hiatus. with less than 48- hours until the u-s economy goes over what's being called the fiscal cliff - lawmakers are locked in a fierce face-off over a set of spending cuts and tax hikes. >>> "we're apart on some pretty big issues." "i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner." >> reporter: on n-b-c's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for everyone but the wealthiest americans. >>> "regardless of partisan differences, our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up th
. >>> john mcafee said sunday that he wants to return to the u.s. he wants to live in the u.s. or england. he a judge has yet to rule on whether he has political asylum. >> police in belize wants to question him. >>> today was the first day at same-sex couples in washington state were able to marry. there were 140 people that registers. the mayor is calling it a great and joyous day and seeing a new civil right being recognized. >>> we have your sports coming up but first a gift that is sure to spread holiday cheer. gas prices continue their downward tread and the president and speaker of the house john boehner meet in person to play the fiscal cliff version of let's make a deal. that is all ahead when kron 4 news continues. [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets, your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, "yum! wow! y
news... we're talking about money, politics.... and why the u- s is suddenly 'very' disturbed about a dangerous new development in syria.. but first.. the 9-1-1 calls have been released from this weekend's murder-suicide involving n-f-l player jovan belcher. the kansas city linebacker shot and killed his girlfriend, the mother of his three-month-old daughter, before killing himself. >> the latest fatal tragedy involving an n-f-l player began saturday morning. >> dispatcher:"shooting, 5401 crysler .. incident .. 22-year-old female." >> "i believe our suspect is a chiefs player." >> "ok, i've got two coaches, one other employee here who's trying to beg with this guy." >> "we've got shots fired .. (noise) self-inflicted, one in the head, get in here." >>catherine: it's clear what happened: police say chiefs linebacker jovan belcher shot his girlfriend kasandra perkins, the mother of their three-month old daughter, multiple times, then drove to the team's training facility and shot himself in front of his coach and general manager. but why remains unanswered. within hours, the team and
in the prop 8 case. the u.s. supreme court has agreed to review the voter approved ban on same sex marriage in california. tonight kron 4's dan kerman looks ahead at what this all means. >> i know declarer you spouses for life. they will have to wait a little bit longer. the voter approved ban on the same-sex marriage means that legal briefs will be filed and cases will be heard early next year. >> it comes down to one simple question, as constitutional law the bidding of same-sex marriage? do they allow the protection or is it not. >> laurie little, this saying that the--rory little... the law professor... >> they see this as a historic moment. they are granting to cases that will allow every possible outcome. >> they think that justice anthony kennedy could be the deciding vote but roberts could also be pivotal in the decision. >> chief justices tend to look beyond with the legacy of the decision will be make.. in the future. this decision is expected to be finalized by the supreme court price sometime in the next year before the end of the month of june. dan kerman, kron 4. >>jacqueline:
point there will be just over 12-hours until the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. the senate convened its rare sunday session with a prayer for progress. the house returned from its holiday hours until the u-s economy goes over what's being called the fiscal cliff - lawmakers are locked in a fierce face-off over a set hikes. "we're apart on some pretty big issues." " >> i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner." >> reporter: on n-b-c's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for everyone but the wealthiest americans. >> "regardless of partisan differences, our top sure that taxes on middle that would hurt our economy badly." >> reporter: a major sticking point continues to be the annual income level at which those tax increases should kick in. the threshold has wavered from 250-thousand dollars to as high as one-million dollars. republicans argue the country doesn't have a tax revenue problem, it has a spending problem. >> "unless we do something about spending, the government will continue to get bigger and the de
in the story coming up. >> new video he there reportedly shows the u.s. john shot down and i around. >> a lot of clouds and that shot over our roof cam this morning. temperatures are on the mild side. we do have rain headed our way is to our north. we're saying light rain east right around chico. it rain later on this afternoon for the north bay and maybe for the bay area. storm tracker from our shows you where the rain as located just north of santa rosa. we have maybe a half inch of rain on the way for the bay area. i have full details on what to expect and when exactly you need your umbrella coming up in my next report. >> we are taking a look at the peninsula on the 1 01 and northbound direction where at holly street in san carlos we have received word that there is a large pot hole and the roadway that may be affecting the traffic. it was reported on the northbound side of highway 1 01. we are seen some slow traffic around 90 to enter change but that itself is not a problem. it is typical see some slowing there. there is a report that there may be a large pot hole that has ashley flatten
. justine waldman kron 4 news >> you may be wondering how the u-s compares to other countries when it comes to gun ownership and regulation. we found that the u-s has the highest gun ownership rate in the world with an average of 88 guns per 100 people. and even the number two country, yemen, has significantly fewer.with about 55 guns per 100 people. and the united states has, by far, the most gun-related homicides of any other developed country. in 2011, the u-s had more than 91-hundred gun-related murders.compared to japan, which had just 11. and that may have something to do with the strict regulations the japanese government has in place. first off handgun ownership in japan is illegal.even holding a handgun, let alone firing one, is illegal and can get you one to 10 years in prison. the only type of gun you can legally own is a shotgun.and the process to buy one is complicated. you have to attend an all- day class and pass a written test. you also have to pass a shooting range class. then you have to take a mental test and drug test.which the police will have on file. then you have to
. you may know norad, the joint u- s - canadian military operation that monitors north american skies, helps kids follow santa's flight every year. since 2007, norad had used google earth. but this year, the guardian reports the tracker is going with bing maps, as google is offering its own competing santa you can follow santa at "norad santa,org", or "google ,com/santa tracker". we will take a break. 4:14. this live look at the oakland to a site of the bay bridge. an easy drive it through the toll plaza and the span. >> 4:15 a powerful winter storm is threatening much of the midwest. the national weather service has issued a states. natisha lance has more details on how the storm could affect your holiday travel. just ahead on friday, there are of blizzard conditions on the plains of the midwest. the first major storm dropping several inches in colorado. they are maneuvering some icy conditions. 156 miles on 76 east denver was closed. >> what you should start thinking is changing your plans on thursday. >> wiz concert could. the bond with 1 ft. of snowfall and the gusting at 50 mph.
social features to it streaming media service in the u.s.. >> the company confirms that the congress passed a bill that drops restrictions on sharing user's video rental history. these revisions now with president obama signature before becoming law. >> lifting the restrictions allowing net flicks his additional there was also to media outlets by facebook and twitter. >> the new feature will be available to use in the u.s. starting the new year. >> continuing to track gas price across the bay area the average price of private picture posted by mark zuckerbergs sister on a parcel that the profile of the lead. facebook marketing directors of following them posted on twitter count for more than $40,000 to sea. >> and his sister ready to it at the facebook directors and a picture was meant for france only. >> content to dry gas price across bay area the average price per gallon of regular gasoline remains at three rows in sentences col. $3.49 and oakland. $3.50 in san jose. and at $3 system to sent here in california statewide. >> to toyota settled with our orders over unintended acceler
of the decision about whether the u.s. supreme court will take up the case of proposition 8 could come as early as this morning. we were hoping to get where friday did it not happen. they will post their decision this morning at 630. the court was scheduled to discuss the gay rights issue on friday. four justices must agree to hear the case before it can afford. if there is no decision the justices may discuss them at a future conference including one on december 7th. if they decide not to take on the issue we can wait to get word from the court as to whether there will hear the case. it struck down a marriage will resume in california. >> the national news announced the latest on the looming fiscal cliff. house minority leader nets deposing wants to vote. - vote nancy pelosi . >> with a so-called fiscal cliff and higher taxes for all americans looming. >> right now i will say we are nowhere. >> the house speaker blamed the stalemate on the obama administration. he said they are not taking republicans seriously with plans to close loopholes and limited deductions without raising taxes. >> off
relationship with a student. the u.s. supreme court prepares to rule on proposition 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. we will have more news on this historic case. >> and after the rain and wind. the bay area is in joint sunny skies and warmer temperatures this weekend. >> we are waking up to a pretty dense fog. there is a fog advisory that has been issued. for the afternoon will be mostly sunny and slightly warmer that yesterday. into the evening we do have clear skies and it may get pretty breezy and the high elevations. visibility is down less than a quarter mile. the second look at the visibility charge. fairfield in concord are at about a mile. if you're going to be driving should allow yourself extra drive times and turn your headlights on. the >> temperatures are chilly for the start of this morning. 34 degrees in vallejo and we're expecting a pretty mild afternoon. 63 degrees in santa rosa and low 60's for down in the peninsula. your full extended forecast will be coming up. >> we will continue to track the weather after a few weekends of bed storm. it is expected to be a nice f
. >> authorities from the contra costa county will meet with the u.s. coast guard at 10:00 this morning that will search with sonar equipment. phillip stephen mattingly was working on his tugboat when he was in last saturday. please do not suspect foul play. his age and health may have contributed to his disappearance. >> police in pleasant hill are searching for a person who left a pipe bomb outside the elementary school. >> it was left in the parking nolot yesterday afternoon. >> we don't know if it was planted here and there were people here or if there were not people here. it was planted with what we believe to the intent to do damage to school. >> walnut creek and bomb squad was called in. one officer called the bombing have fog on a protective suit. the school actually ended early. not as many children were on campus. those were there were frightened. >> yes. we never had this. >> i was a little bit fighting. >> i was a little bit weird because i did know what was happening. >> were you scared? >> yes i was shaking when we were all on the field. >> it is alarming but there are a
apple maps. >> u.s. airlines are working to get internet access to overseas flights. united, delta and american airlines all said they expect that international flights with wife i assets takeoff of the next several weeks. >> united is aiming to have internet access on 300 planes by the end of next year. >> delta says it will take them as long as two years. >> so far, none of the airlines is and how much the at the internet will cost. >> toys r us plans to stay open around the clock in the days before christmas. >> this follows macy's announcing its plans to stay open 24-7 leading up to christmas. >> this the third straight toys r us stores will remain open from 6:00 a.m. on december 21st until 10:00 p.m. on christmas eve. >> their store in times square in new york city which you see in this video has been open 24-7 since december 2nd. >> new this morning starting today commercials that are louder than the show you are watching our band. >> the federal commission commission says commercials was maintain the same average volumes of programs that company. >> the fcc says lot commerci
in the u.s. because the pilots can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver's vision. the recall affects 2010 through 2012 chevrolet colorado and gmc kenyan midsized trucks. if the main last is not fastened, the hood could open. gm found a problem after getting too complex. the recall is expected to begin next month. the >> it's showtime for ups!. the carrier today says that this will be the peak sipping day and the busiest is history. the men and women and brown will deliver 28 million packages in the u.s.. that's about 300 parcels every second! tomorrows the deadline to make sure the chair gives will arrive by christmas eve. >> which will be wreck bacteriright back. line welcome back in the 7:14 a.m.. we are tracking the storm that has hammered the midwest overnight. here is new video coming in on the bigger box on left side here is video out of omaha, neb. where you can see heavy snow in the area. the storm is being blamed for at least three deaths. on video out kansas city, missouri who is seeing heavy rain. out of the milwaukee wisconsin area they are dealing with snow as well. >> a
the congressional committee on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> retired general norman schwarzlopf has died. >> he gained national attention in 1991 when he led the operation desert storm which liberated kuwait after the iraqi invasion. >> his sister says he died of complications of ammonia. >> he known as storning norman retired to tam up after serving as commander- in-chief of the u.s. central command of the year he was 79 years old. >> police in new york are searching for one as a post a man to his death on a subway platform. >> witnesses said on was talking to ourselves and pacing on the seventh train platform in queens. >> this is to push the man on to the tracks and as the train pulled into the station and then she ran away. >> plolice say the man was struck by the first card pinned down by the second period >> cannot identify the victim and are canvassing the neighborhood to find video of the want. >> we have a live look outside at the san mateo branch we will be back with more on whether >> 7:29 a.m. as the time now. here is a look from our roof cam ranh san fra
what the banks paid to u.s. and state of 40's-but it does not include the billions more paid to european regulators. most of the fines were related to improper mortgage practices. >> making interstate phone calls could soon get cheaper. for prison inmates. prison call systems are different than normal pay phones. a typical 50 minute conversation current cost an average of $16. that is largely due to fees that call providers are allowed to charge prisoners in some states. here in new york, where fees are banned, rates can go as low as 5¢ a minute. but in places like colorado, inmates did charge almost 90¢ a minute. the sec is planning to open the public comment about reducing rates nationwide. >> the u.s. population is said to hit 350 million by the new year's day. it has an increase of less than 1 percent since april 2010, which was the last time the population snapshot was taken. the growth rate is lower than projected. laura bird and immigration rates are believed to be the reason. the u.s. population is expected to be nearly 400 million by 2015. that's nearly 40 million
. for a year old schatz is a former white democratic party chairman and lawmaker. he was chosen over u.s. rep colleen had help boost the home was suggested shortly before it and always death. >> not allowing the vast majority of the house of representatives to get what they want. if that to 50 would be brought up it would pass over. on any given day for the last five or six months since the giant banner could have passed tax cuts and it would pass. he is doing, he has made the decision that he does not won a vote on it. because if he voted on it it would pass. i have sat here mr. president is not too late for this eager to take up the senate-passed bill. that time is winding down. today is thursday, he is going to get 48 hours' notice of the house before they come back. 48 hours from today is saturday. with just that one vote middle-class families would have security that taxes would not go up by at least 20 to $100 by new year's day. that is the average, some would go up more some less of course. the speaker should call back to the house today, he should not have let them go. they are not he
to return to the u-s after colorado governor signed into law today the recreational use of marijuana in the state. those and more stories next! ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >> a nevada woman is recovering from frostbite at a carson city hospital after surviving six frigid days in the sierra nevada's. paula lane knew she would never see her boyfriend again. after the couple's jeep got stuck in the mud on a back road her boyfriend. roderick clifton. set out for help. lane told him that they should stay put and wait out the storm. lane was rescued by her brother and a friend on december fifth after six days in the remote hope valley. clifton's body was recovered on the same day. wouldn' >> another victim is is accusing the former voice of elmo of sexual abuse. puppeteer kevin clash is already facing similar allegations in three other cases. the new lawsuit accuses clash of luring a teenage boy to new york from mi
on these police clashes. >> iran officials say they've captured a u.s. drone. iranian television reportered the news -- which the united states disputes --says the aerial device was flying over the persian gulf. according to a u-s navy official, all drones are accounted for. >> there are troubling new signs out of syria. intelligence suggests syrian forces may be preparing to use chemical weapons on its own people. a u-s official says... according to intelligence obtained over the weekend... syrian forces began mixing two chemicals needed to make deadly sarin gas. president obama issued a stern warning to syrian president bashar al-assad. >> i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command -- the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >>pam: u-s officials are concerned that with fighting moving closer to damascus, the assad regime may be getting desperate and could use chemical weapons to try to crush the rebellion. secretary of state hillary clinton says if assad goes down that road... there will be consequences. >> this
. >> withithe since secretary leon panetta says president obama will decide next few weeks how many u.s. troops will stay in afghanistan after the combat mission in december to about 14 pier officials have said president obama may settle on between 6000 10,000. u.s. troops in afghanistan. the post 2014 mission is expected to focus on a counter terrorism and advising afghan security forces. >> we will have more on the wet weather. that may be the story. to show us--we may have spotty showers. erica will be up to give us our forecast next. >> welcome back. the time is 4:30. >> we are taking a look from our roof camera glancing at 7 cisco. light rain is starting to break up. jericho will have a look at our forecast. >> good morning anny. >> light rain nothing to worry about. we are picking up showers and san francisco. the freeways are impacted as we take it down to the street u. the major roadways in their affairs are affected. at gary boulevard , lincoln way. >> use your when she wipers. i do not think we will run into flooding. we're starting to dry things out for redwood city in palo alto. th
% perfect. we try the best we can. [ music playing ] >> reporter: reggie kumar, kron 4 news. >>> how the u.s. compares to other countries when it compares to gun ownership. the u.s. has the highest rate in the world with an average of 88 guns guns per 100 people. the united states has the most gun related homicides of any other developed country. in 2011, 9100 gun related murders and compare that to japan who had just 11. first off hand gun ownership in japan illegal. and the only time of gun you can own is a shotgun, the process to buy one, more than complicated, you have to pass tests and a shooting range class and a mental and drug test, then you have to pass a back ground check and not only do you have to lock and store your gun, you have to tell the police exactly where in your home that gun will be stored at all times and they are going to check. i am grant lodes, kron 4 news. >>> bay area schools have seen their share of violence. the school district has been beefing ufsecurity over the -- up security over the last few years. that is considered a model for how to protect students. >>
and ethical, to keep guns out of the wrong hands. >>> a new report on this past september's attack on the u.s. consulate is blaming state department heads and its bureau of diplomatic security. this is video from the attack, after it happened, what was left behind. the independent investigation found security "inadequate." the review board does not single out any particular individual for disciplinary action. the panel determined that there was no protest before the attack of the consulate to trigger the raid. u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three others were killed in that attack. >>> donald trump having the last laugh after a former ms. usa contestant trashed his pageant. she defamed the organization and awarded it $5 million in damages. trump sued after form upper ms. pennsylvania claimed that the pageant was rigged and trashy. trump give her 24 hours to take back the accusations. she refused. the case went to arbitration, and trump said he had no choice but to sue and called the ruling "an expensive lesson for her." >>> your temperatures already dipping down. upper 30s in livermo
-longest serving senator in u-s history. inouye received the medal of honor for his heroism during world war two. inouye died a week ago at accepts total responsibility senator michael crapo was arrested in virginia shortly after midnight, saturday night. alexandria police say the idaho republican ran a red light, then failed several field sobriety tests. police say crapo's blood alcohol level was point-one- one ; the legal limit for drivers in virginia is point-oh-eight. in a statement released by his office, crapo said he was -- quote -- "deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this limit in virginia. the deputy police chief says an investigation is underway to determine whether the killing was intentional or accidental. it was not known whether the victim was a military orthe nato military command says it's looking into the bay area's favorite way the biggest parties and heenan and gary radnich. in national news. demonstrators marched over participated in the march. protestors stopped in the middle of the iconic bridge to read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook el
for the position. rice is currently the u-s ambassador to the united nations.and has been harshly criticized by some prominent republicans for her response to the attacks on americans in bengazi back in september. now.rice has removed herself from the process.saying she was saddened that we've reached this point.and she did not want to go through confirmation hearings that were going to be "very politicized." >> i do not think that it does justice. >> i withdraw my name because i think it is the right thing to do for the country, the president and my family. >> president obama is praising her efforts. releasing this statement. president obama says he deeply regrets the unfair and misleading attacks on susan rice. >> i think that this was probably for the best. it has been an uphill battle in the senate. it is her intention >> i think that there is some sentiment because they want john kerry in thei toward john mccain is after that? >> in 2008. canted it all, did not have a foreign policy presidents but the architect of his foreign policy was susan rice. and some ways, they did not forget tha
concerns about the fiscal cliff and what will happen with the u.s. economy. there's also concerns about the spending from the federal reserve. they announced that they are spending 85 billion a month buying security. >> the big mills with facebook and they do have an early lockout ending. they're under 56 million shares. this will be hitting the markets. the stocks have been up 20% since leisure.last . >> impoverished californians will soon get free cell phones. the state public utilities commission has approved a federal cell phone giveaway program that is designed to help the homeless and other impoverished people stay connected to family, friends and potential employers. assurance wireless will organize cell phone distribution. the program should be in place next year. here is a live look the james lick freeway and the traffic is moving very well. we will be right back. >> welcome back. there is a possibility of coastal showers this afternoon. here is the view from the south bay. this is the ride on 1 01 that is left by the interchange. let's talk about a cold temperatures. it is sim
to a blaze back in august. investigators with the u.s. chemical safety board had asked chevron to justify its decision to use a metal alloy pipes to replace the carbon steel pipe destroyed in the august 6th fire. the federal agency warns that the allied pullout pipes are prone to corrosion. chevron and says that is new pipe me is also in this industry and fire safety standards and would resist the type of corruption that cause the august fire. foul a couple of stories as we are waiting for the police to arrive and newtown with the latest information from friday's shooting. we are also watching wall street waiting for the opening bell. we will have more on what to expect on wall street this week as the kron4 morning news continues in just two minutes. among opening bell on wall street this monday. watching apple, what in the world is going on with apple? the stock went down another $19 a share on friday already down $1.53. trading just over the $5 mark. more on the market with rob black coming up at 645. we are tracking has spot in the south bay on >> there is a vehicle and involving to pick u
whoever shot at a a u.s. marine recorder on highway 85 yesterday afternoon. it was a wild scene along highway 85 in cupertino from the skies 7, abc seven the news video you can deceive investigators searching for evidence. this marines' car was filled with evidence and there were shocked. >> i heard a boom, boom, with 5-7 shots! >> we are very thankful that not only the was no injuries but no one else was hurt. >>reporter: as deputies continue, the sergeant is wondering why. he knows the man and why would somebody want to shoot at the u.s. marine recruiter. and right now, there are more questions than answers and investigators are hoping the public will step forward with any evidence. one step closer to finding whoever fired those shots. >> there are a lot of questions. >> of course you of any information you are asked to call the santa clara sheriff's office for discovery, kron 4 >>pam: it is still cold and the rain is starting to return. these are live conditions that the bay bridge toll plaza, san francisco, oakland, san jose. i am. in if the weather center with jacqueline. and the
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